Introduction – Annaprashan is a Sanskrit word which literally means to feed the infant for the first time. The physical development of the infant begins to rise in the sixth month-until it begins to grow. The body of the child becomes strong and teeth etc. also starts coming out. From which it suggests that the infant needs external food also beyond the mother’s milk. by which his body can become more stronger and also due to beginning of the teeth, to fulfil the changes coming in infants’ body, annprashansamskar is performed. Boy’s annprashan in the middle of the year normally in the sixth or eighth month of birth. Girl’s annprashansamskar is performed in fifth or seventh month.
Why to annprashansamskarpujan
Annprashan is a religious act. On this day the whole family for the bright future of kid does pujan, recitation, mantra chanting, homam, charity is done and directed by us.
Muhurata of annprashansamskar – De facto : Annprashansamskar is done in the 5th/6th month. But special muhurata, pujan, recitation of hymn, mantra chanting, homam and charity is done and directed by us.
Benefits of annprashansamskar
By annprashan samskar, wishes for bright future, health, long-life is done. First time food, and interest of the kid or income is determined by this samskar.
Kid’s planetary issues are also calmed down by pujan and recitation of hymns.
How is the pujan performed
Pujan is done according to the method prescribed by Vedic methods is performed by our Vedic acharyas, which result in getting all the wishes fulfilled of a person.
Vedic Pujan process
1 – Mangalacharan or prayer for success – First of all to begin the pujan all gurus, god – goddesses, family deity, ancestors etc are worshipped which is performed for the well-being.
2 – Sankalp or declaration of purpose – Sankalp is a major part of pujan, by this hosts name, surname or gotra, varna and time etc position are mentioned, pujan’s goal and a person’s wishes are declared and are perfected.
4 – Swastivachan or religious rite – Wish for the well-being, Vedic mantras are pronounced.
5 – GaneshaPujan – For pujan circle and for uninterrupted homam, Lord ganesha’spujan invoking is done, with lord ganesha’s blessings pujan and homam’s full benefit is bestowed on the host.
6 – Kalash Pujan or water pot pujan – In every pujan and homam Kalash pujan has a special importance. Kalash pujan is symbol of completion of happiness and prosperity along-with homam.
7 – Panchangpeethpujan or pujan of five deity pujan – After ganesha’spujanpanchangpujan is performed. In panchangpujanpeeth brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh pujan and mother goddess pujan is done.
8 – Punyahvachan or wishing of auspicious day – Punyahvachan meaning good deed promise. In pujan and homam to get all the benefits, good deed promise prayers are performed for host.
9 – Navgrahpujan – Navgreh meaning nine planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, Ketu) are invited, invoked and pujan is done so that bad planetary affects are discarded and good effects of planets are attained via prayer.
10 – Dikpala, lokpala and kshetrapala or guardians, people guardians and place guardians – According to the Vedic tradition 4 direction, 4 sub- directions, sky, hell and place’s deity are invited to for pujan and invocation for non-hindering is done.
11 – Main deity or all prosperous pujan – In this pujan, homam’s main deity is invited, invoked and pujan is done.
12 – Mantra chanting – After pujan, mantra chanting is done.
13 – Homam – To complete the mantra and pujan, 10th part of homam is done by mantra chanting.
14 – Aarti or Ritual or puja – For lord’s happiness aarti ritual is done.
15 – Tarpan and Marjan or saturation and purification – By doing tarpan and marjan, mistakes performed dosha’s by ignorance are silenced off.
16 – Brahman Bhoja or priests food – After the finishing of pujan and homam, priests are invited and food is offered with full devotion and deliverance, this also comes under pujan process to get the good deed affects.
17 – Prasad or food presented to an idol or deity – In the end, to get all the wishes and deeds fulfilled, priests and acharyas provides blessings and prasad is sent.
18 – Video’s Convenience – By video and audio calls, you can get connected to pujan process, full pujan done for you is made available via email and even sent on your WhatsApp number.